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The US Should Pull Out of the UN

Daniel Greenfield, President Trump and Ambassador Haley deserve lots of credit for fighting the good fight in the UN. But as this latest vote showed, it’s a dead end. The UN is dominated by a corrupt, left-wing bureaucracy. And by bloc votes of Islamic countries and third world dictatorships whom Western countries strive to appease

US reconsidering membership in UN council, urges end to Israel ‘obsession’

President Trump’s administration confirmed it is reviewing the United States’ participation in the U.N. Human Rights Council, warning Wednesday that it wants the international body to reform its agenda and end its “obsession with Israel.” Washington critics have argued that the Geneva-based council unfairly targets Israel over allegations of human rights violations and alleged war

Trump Picks Outspoken Army ‘Rebel’ as National Security Adviser

Donald Trump’s pick of H.R. McMaster for national security adviser puts a key job in the hands of a decorated officer with a record for speaking his mind, reassuring administration critics who’ve been increasingly vocal about their differences with the U.S. president. Trump on Monday selected the Army lieutenant general to replace Michael Flynn, who resigned

Four things that must change for any Middle East peace plan to work

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Rabbi Marvin Hier Even before Wednesday’s Trump-Netanyahu White House meeting, there had been much conjecture that the ‘Two State Solution’ is dead. Palestinians and much of the international community blame the hundreds of thousands of Jews who live in peaceful communities (aka “settlements’) on the disputed West Bank for being the major

Trump is Right: Settlements Don’t Impede Peace

Jeff Jacoby, The world’s restless fixation with where Jews live has flared up again. On Monday evening, Israel’s parliament passed a law authorizing the government to legalize thousands of homes built in the West Bank, in many cases on land against which there are claims of prior ownership. The measure allows the homes to remain,

UN urges more airline passenger info in anti-terror fight

The U.N. political chief on Tuesday urged the world’s nations to share information about airline passengers as part of a stepped up response to the growth of “transnational terrorism” sparked by the Islamic State group’s expanding areas of attack. Jeffrey Feltman also told the U.N. Security Council that it is “critical” to improve the global

The Hidden Agendas of Sustainability Claptrap

Paul Driessen, As President Trump downgrades the importance and relevance of Obama era climate change and anti-fossil fuel policies, many environmentalists are directing attention to “sustainable development.” Like “dangerous manmade climate change,” sustainability reflects poor understanding of basic energy, economic, resource extraction and manufacturing principles – and a tendency to emphasize tautologies and theoretical models

Putting Iran on Notice

Kenneth R. Timmerman, When uncertainty is our friend. The announcement from National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn on Wednesday that the Trump administration was “putting Iran on notice” after its latest ballistic missile test is bad news for the ruling clerical elite and its Revolutionary Guards, and potentially good news for Iranians who love

Iran To Name US Individuals Involved In “Helping And Founding” Terrorist Groups

Tyler Durden, Following the escalation on Friday morning, in which the US Treasury Department published a list of 13 Iranian individuals and 12 Iranian entities facing new restrictions following Iran’s recent ballistic missile test, Tehran promptly denounced the latest round of sanctions imposed by the US and said it would retaliate – something it has

Obama’s last money shower for the UN: some $9.2 billion

George Russell, In its last year in office, the Obama Administration showered at least some $9.2 billion on the United Nations and its sprawling array of organizations, according to a document recently posted on the State Department website. The total is gleaned from a document that summarizes U.S. government spending for international organizations, and is

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting over Iran missile test

The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday, at the request of the United States, to discuss Iran’s latest ballistic missile test. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said Monday it wanted the U.N.’s most powerful body to talk about Sunday’s launch of a medium-range missile, which defies U.N. sanctions. Ambassador Nikki